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Princeton's WordNet

  1. randnoun

    the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents

  2. Rand, Ayn Randnoun

    United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)

  3. Witwatersrand, Rand, Reefnoun

    a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese


  1. Randnoun

    The monetary unit of the Union of South Africa.


  1. Randnoun

    The Witwatersrand, a gold-mining geographic area also known as the Reef in the province of Gauteng, South Africa, of which the principal city is Johannesburg.

  2. Etymology: From randaz, from rent-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Randnoun

    Border; seam: as, the rand of a woman’s shoe.

    Etymology: rand, Dutch.


  1. rand

    The RAND Corporation (from the phrase "research and development") is an American nonprofit global policy think tank created in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces. It is financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations, universities and private individuals.The company assists other governments, international organizations, private companies and foundations with a host of defense and non-defense issues, including healthcare. RAND aims for interdisciplinary and quantitative problem solving by translating theoretical concepts from formal economics and the physical sciences into novel applications in other areas, using applied science and operations research.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Randnoun

    a border; edge; margin

  2. Randnoun

    a long, fleshy piece, as of beef, cut from the flank or leg; a sort of steak

  3. Randnoun

    a thin inner sole for a shoe; also, a leveling slip of leather applied to the sole before attaching the heel

  4. Randverb

    to rant; to storm

  5. Etymology: [See Rant.]


  1. RAND

    RAND Corporation is a nonprofit global policy think tank first formed to offer research and analysis to the United States armed forces by Douglas Aircraft Company. It is currently financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations including the healthcare industry, universities and private individuals. The organization has long since expanded to working with other governments, private foundations, international organizations, and commercial organizations on a host of non-defence issues. RAND aims for interdisciplinary and quantitative problem solving via translating theoretical concepts from formal economics and the hard sciences into novel applications in other areas; that is, via applied science and operations research. Michael D. Rich is president and chief executive officer of the RAND Corporation. RAND has approximately 1,700 employees and three principal North American locations: Santa Monica, California; Arlington, Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The RAND Gulf States Policy Institute has offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi. RAND Europe is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Brussels, Belgium. The RAND-Qatar Policy Institute is in Doha, Qatar. RAND's newest office is in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rand

    rand, n. a strip of flesh or of leather: one of the slips beneath the heel of the shoe, called the heel-rand: a margin, border, edge, of a stream: a territory, as the Rand in the Transvaal.—ns. Rand′ing-machine′, a machine for fitting rands to heel-blanks; Rand′ing-tool, a tool for cutting out rands for shoes. [A.S. rand, rond, border.]

  2. Rand

    rand, v.i. an old form of rant.

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  1. RAND

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Rand

    Expresses the Dutch, specifically in South Africa, for a mining district.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RAND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rand is ranked #3433 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rand surname appeared 10,397 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Rand.

    82% or 8,530 total occurrences were White.
    11.8% or 1,231 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 321 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 193 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 102 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.1% or 20 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for rand »

  1. nard

  2. darn

  3. rDNA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rand in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rand in a Sentence

  1. Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul:

    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans want the millions that go to Planned Parenthood given instead to community health centers across the country that provide similar services with the exception of abortions. So it would be much less emotional for everyone if we just funded community health centers and didn't fund Planned Parenthood.

  2. Paul Fage:

    They are going to have to hike, few people are going to argue with that considing the fall in the rand since the last meeting, but the question is whether they are going to stick to their gradulist approach or do a bigger hike.

  3. The Republican-controlled Senate:

    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul said. Democrats largely supported the group and argue the videos and the congressional Republican response is politically motivated and another attack on women. They're attacking women's health.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    Rand Paul is a nice man. He is a very committed libertarian. I think he is looking at this issue through a libertarian's eyes, not a physician's eyes.

  5. Doug Stafford:

    Rand can and will compete in whatever selection process chosen by the people of Nevada.

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